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Vegas PD: Deadly crash involving pedestrian closes portion of Sahara Avenue

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Posted at 6:09 AM, Aug 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-30 12:08:54-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV)  — Las Vegas police are investigating a deadly traffic collision early Monday morning.

Authorities say they were called to the intersection of Sahara and Eastern avenues at about 4:10 a.m. with a reported crash.

The incident involved a Toyota and a pedestrian, according to police.

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The 62-year-old pedestrian lost his footing while running across Sahara Avenue and fell to the ground before being struck by the Toyota.

He was transported to Sunrise Hospital but was later pronounced deceased.

Sahara Avenue was closed in both directions while officers stayed at the scene for their investigation.

The 69-year-old driver of the Toyota stayed at the scene and showed no signs of impairment, according to authorities.

The name of the man killed will be released by the Clark County Coroner's office after family has been notified.